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The latest operating system for Apple Computer's Macintosh line of desktop and laptop computers.

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What software should I buy to have a macOS VM on my Linux machine?

Motivation I work on a Linux machine, but I teach people who also work on Windows and macOS. In order to see things from their point of view, I would like to also have access to the Windows and macOS ...
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Fitness tracking software that doesn't store data online

I'm looking for a fitness device, and while I think the devices that collect a lot of data are really cool, I'm concerned about that data being stored in an online account. I have little faith in ...
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IRC client that would preserve the history?

I use MacOS and Colloquy. I'm not 100% happy for several reasons: on laptop every time when device goes to sleep it disconnects me I don't see history of the channel when I reconnect I would like ...
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Free software for focus stacking on MacOS

I am interested by focus stacking software and I heard about Helicon Focus. This one is very good and compatible with OS X but it is with a license cost, after the trial period there will be a text ...
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PDF organizer with virtual hierarchy, fast viewer, highlighting, search

There have already been many questions about this in the past, here for example. But I feel like many of them are probably somewhat outdated, after all, 2018 is getting closer rapidly. I'm only in ...
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VPN server on macOS High Sierra & macOS Mojave

According to this blog post by MacMiniVault.com, Apple is no longer including a Virtual Private Network (VPN) server. macOS Server Mojave has been gutted of nearly all the previous “Server” ...
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Open-Source alternative to Photoshop

I want to encourage the creativity of my little niece. Therefore I'm trying to find a graphic tool that allows here to either digitalize her own images as well as create something new. I've been ...
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A mac app for screen annotation?

I want to draw on all over the screen and not just on a single screen or app. Is there any mac app that does this?
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Visualizing n-dimensional arrays

What software can I use to create a 1/2/3-dimensional array visualization by only inputting some numbers? In addition to existing software, anything like javascript/python packages is also welcome. I ...
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Displaying IP address path geographically

Is there any software or website for showing IP address path? this image is snapshot from a software by a person: this shows the local IP address to the destination IP address's path. But I don't ...
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Manage permissions and passwords for linux, windows and mac

I am searching some software to make something similar to a domain controller on windows that can be compatible with mac, linux and windows. I need to apply security roles and manage their password ...
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I want to delete files off my Mac, but keep them on my backup. What software should I use?

I'm running macOS Sierra. I'll admit that I've never been the best at backing up my data. One of the reasons is that I worry that deleting something off my laptop will delete it from my backup on the ...
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Video calls for 20+ members for free?

I'm looking for free software for weekly video calls for 20 - 25 members and at least 3 hours duration of continuous video calls and it should be compatible with Mac os and Windows and should have ...
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Syncing cloud storage with external hard drive

I basically want to have a clone of my External HDD uploaded to a cloud service. I need a way to execute a 2-way sync every time the External HDD is plugged in. So, the changes made to the cloud (new ...
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Glider (sailplane) simulator app for macOS

What options do I have for a realistic flight simulator focused specifically on glider planes (sailplane)? Must run on macOS (Mac OS X), on common/low-end Mac laptops of recent years such as the ...
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Is there free book-writing software without the page break?

Is there a software for book writing like LibreOffice or Pages where you can write without having trouble with the page break? (In LibreOffice you can scale it, but that's not really what I'm looking ...
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Dock-style app to replace DragThing

This is, essentially, a Dock replacer on steroids - dating back to before the Dock even existed. I've been using DragThing since v1.0 in the mid 1990's so it's fair to say I'm rather used to it & ...
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Timesnapper / Personal Screen Tracker for MacOS

I use a windows app called Timesnapper. It records everything you do across all your screens the entire day. You can enter a password and playback things that happened through the day. This is useful ...
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App to put a circle around the mouse pointer

In some videos, I have seen a circle or a ring around the mouse pointer but I am not able to find any options in my mac to do so. Is there a way in mac to do this or do I need an app for this?
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WhatsApp client for Mac

Are there any good WhatsApp clients for macOS? I have tried two: Official WhatsApp MAS app - tends to get unresponsive if there is a lot of unread messages or sometimes for no apparent reasons at ...
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Tool to script simple find & replace for a fixed set of text strings

On a Mac: Every month I collect lists of around 300-500 company names in Japanese that I need to translate into English. I tried scripting this with Applescript in Textwrangler, but this is hard to ...
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Open source antimalware software for macOS

I'm looking for good categorically open source software for macOS. I did not use the term "antivirus", because I refer to software that can protect not only from viruses, but also from other types ...
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Saving a full screenshot of just one display on a multiheaded system on macOS?

I have a workstation with 5 monitors, but I need to save just one entire screen / display contents immediately to a file (a region is an option, but it would need to be a predefined region at the ...
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macOS application for showing external HDD usage?

I'm planning on selling a used external HDD on eBay. Are there any applications for macOS out there (preferably free) that can show me the usage statistics for the drive so that I can let potential ...
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Backup software for macOS which support SMB

I'm using Bvckup 2 on Windows which can do daily specific folder/files backup to a home NAS (through an SMB share) and allows me to specify the network username/password in case it can't login to the ...
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A command line calculator that supports numbers with commas

I often want to copy/paste some numbers from a website into a calculator to do some quick arithmetic. These numbers are typically formatted for display, so they include commas as thousands separators (...
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Installing NimEDIT on MacOS Catalina

I would like to install NimEDIT on my Mac but I can't figure out how. Any help appreciated.
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Send Later, Tracking, etc. for Apple Mail.app?

There are a couple of relatively nice mail options for macOS that include Canary (limited tracking), Spark (send later), Mailbutler (tracking, send later, etc.) - but Canary and Spark have various ...
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What Windows tools can access and decrypt Mac hard drives?

In my project, I have some encrypted Mac hard drives (apfs), and I am required to access the data from some Windows 10 machine. I tried to use HFSexplorer to extract all possible partitions. But most ...
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Is there a Mac OS application which prevents users from using windows-unsafe characters in filenames?

I work with a lot of older Mac users and they tend to put illegal characters into the filenames they send me. I've tried to teach them not to send me files with question marks and double quotes and ...
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App to view the 360° panorama pictures

I've got 360° panorama pictures taken by Gear 360 camera which I'd like to view on macOS. These are standard JPEG files, but usually shown as spherical when opened. For example, I have tried to open ...
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Check spelling as you type for macOS

I spend many days trying to find an app for macOS that would check my spelling as I type and warn me with a sound that a word was misspelled. tinySpell+ is what I use on my PC and it is great. I with ...
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How to determine what exact color an app is using?

I need to verify what exact color an app is using on a specific element. I want color values in RGB and/or hex. I can make a screenshot and send it to a PC. Best would be an iOS or macOS app, but ...
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Software to get the selected rectangle as margins in inches in a PDF file

I use a command-line tool (k2pdfopt) to process some PDFs, and I need to properly crop these PDFs by supplying margins in inches in the format left,top,right,bottom. I need a software with which I can ...
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Historical Timelines

Could anyone recommend good macOS software (either free or low cost) for creating graphics of historical timelines? I have found Istoriam in the macOS App Store, but I'm curious about alternatives, ...
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SizzlingKeys (Music / iTunes Key Control) replacement for macOS Catalina?

I'm in love with SizzlingKeys. It has been the best tool for iTunes for me for the past decade and I just can't live without it. :'( It allows me to do everything I want to do with my music with a ...
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Mounting an SMB share using Swift

I am looking for any kind tips or libraries that would allow me to mount an SMB share from within Swift. I looked into AMSMB2, but it doesn't actually mount the share, it just connects to it. I have ...
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JavaScript Debugging on macOS

So I have a web app that I created in Visual Studio, and we use it on all main browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge/ IE). We also have an app on the play store/ app store but we want to get away ...
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Local Website Caching Application

I'm looking for an application(preferably in MacOS) which can cache(locally) a webpage(available to read only upon login). The page is not available to the public and hence couldn't be archived by ...
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Video player with dual subtitles

I am looking for a media player to play videos with two subtitles at the same time (e.g. English and Spanish). I'm using VLC, but this feature is not there yet, although there are some workarounds ...
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Is their an official macOS download for virtual machines?

I want to use Xcode to develop iOS apps, but I only have a laptop with Windows software, and I know about virtual machines like VirtualBox and VMware, so I wondered: "Is their an official way to get ...
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Is there an “invisible” video player which doesn't show controls at all?

Is there a video player that I can use on Mac that plays the video without showing the controls at all so that it doesn't look like I'm actually playing a video? I could still be able to pause and ...
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Deduplication script that runs with both bash and zsh for Linux, macOS, etc?

I have a scenario where we frequently pull in duplicated files that take up a lot of space. There's no reasonable way to stop the intake of these duplicated files due to their irregularity and the ...
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Grapher for Linux

There is a graphing tool bundled with macOS named Grapher. Is there a similar graph plotting software for Linux (Debian, Ubuntu)? The software should be able to take equations as input, and produce ...
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Brainfuck ide for OSX

I want to try Brainfuck, and I would like to know if there is there any good Brainfuck ide for OSX?
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Note taking software with link to PDFs

I need a non-linear note taking, I tried personal wiki, but they seem to be too difficult for me without any basic programming knowledge and issues. I need a basic, macOS, personal wiki-based ...
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macOS app to check if an image is already on the computer?

I'm looking for a photo de-duper app for Mac, but from a different angle than normal. If I download a new image from the web, I want to know if I already have it on my Mac or not. I have had trouble ...
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Could you recommend an IDE that is suitable for writing and running C, C++, C#?

Could you recommend an IDE that is suitable for writing and running C, C++, C# and works, can write code, run code out of the box on macos Catalina?
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Which software supports multiple users logging in remotely, simultaneously and independently into a Mac?

I would like to know if it is possible for multiple users to log-in remotely into a Mac system and doing their work independently at the same time? Each user has his own desktop (window machine). Is ...
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C++ on Mac: Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code?

I am used to Visual Studio Code for Python and Javascript. I work on a Mac machine, and I am learning C++, and I don't know if Visual Studio Code is a good choice, or if Visual Studio Community would ...